Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for February 26, 2016


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The Coast Guard Advances its Arctic Readiness in 2015, but Challenges Remain

In 2015, as the United States assumed its two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the high-level intergovernmental forum for the region, the US Coast Guard planned and executed a number of initiatives to advance maritime safety, security, and stewardship mission readiness in the Arctic. Yet the failure of Congress to provide the level of support necessary for the Coast Guard to adequately recapitalize its small and aging polar icebreaker fleet casts doubt on the service’s ability to fully meet its mandate to provide year-round, assured access and self-rescue in the polar regions. Hopefully, that trend will be reversed in the coming years.
Friday, February 26, 2016

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Story1Longview Port Kills Refinery, Propane Terminal Talks
By Mark Edward Nero

At its Feb. 23 meeting, the Port of Longview, Washington Board of Commissioners directed the port’s interim CEO, Norm Krehbiel, to discontinue discussions related to proposals for an oil refinery and liquid petroleum gas facility…(Read full article)

Story2All American Marine Wins Catamaran Contract
By Mark Edward Nero

Bellingham, Washington-based All American Marine has been awarded a contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers for the design and construction of a new hydrofoil supported aluminum catamaran survey vessel, the Army Corps said Feb. 22….(Read full article)

Story3Seaspan Investing $2 Million in Marine Programs
By Mark Edward Nero

The University of British Columbia is to receive a $2 million investment from Seaspan Shipyards over the next seven years to support teaching and research in the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the UBC faculty of applied science…(Read full article)

Story4Vancouver USA Signs Terminal Development Deal
By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Vancouver USA and Clark College have signed an agreement that opens the door to partnership at the port’s Terminal 1 waterfront redevelopment… (Read full article)

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